Kitchen Spray nozzle leak

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I have a separate spray nozzle within our kitchen sink  that continues to spray from the handle rather than the spray nozzle.  It is a relatively new nozzle so what is required to fix this?

Thank you,

 

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Answer ( 1 )

  1. Spray handles usually have O-rings inside. These O-rings can move out of place, and they can wear down over time. This is most likely the cause for the leak.

    Sometimes you can access and replace these O-rings, sometimes you cannot. Furthermore, getting the exact right size for the O-ring can be difficult as they are measured in thousandths of an inch. You should try to contact the manufacturer of the spray nozzle and have them send you the correct size of the O-ring. Another option would be to buy a new spray nozzle from a big box store and replace the nozzle entirely. The old handle can be screwed off and the new one screwed on quite easily.

    I hope this helps!

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